How to update android smartphone or tablet?

NAVEENKUMAR | 507 Views | android | 10 Aug 2016


Step 1 :

  • Before you go trying to update your android device, you should check which version of Android you are running. You might already be on the latest version. 
  • The latest version is Android 6 Marshmallow, which will gradually become available for more and more devices over the coming months. Lollipop is 5.x, and KitKat is version 4.4.x, with 4.3, 4.2 and 4.1 all coming under the code name name Jelly Bean.

  • If your device is running anything lower than Jelly Bean, unless you have simply never updated its software it's very unlikely that an update for Marshmallow or KitKat will be available for it (the manufacturer doesn't appear to support this device any longer).

Step 2 :

  • It is a good practice to back up your data such as contacts and photos. 
  • And the upgrade are should not affect your data but there are no guarantees.
  • Navigate to the Setting menu of your device. On most Android devices this can be done via the app menu or notification bar. Typically the Setting app will have a cog or spanner logo.

Step 3 :

And in this setting option Scroll down the menu and click on 'About Phone (or) About Tablet '. If you have a tabbed settings menu then this will appear in the 'general' section.

Step 4 :

In this menu we can vary from device to device but click the 'Software Update' or similar button. This section of the menu will also detail which version of Android your device is running.

  • ‌In your phone or tablet will now search for an available update. If you are taken to another menu, select the 'Software update check' button or similar.

  • If an update is available your device then you will be asked whether you wish to install it. If you select yes then the system will download and install the new software and reboot.